Monday, October 31, 2016

My Battle With Acne - Starting Isotretinoin //

Dear Readers,

Today's post is going to be a personal one. I have been battling with acne since the age of nine. My skin has always been an area for improvement as I have gone through my teen years feeling ugly, abnormal and uncomfortable.

Struggling to come to terms with the skin I was born with was an ongoing battle. I have tried all possible skin treatments, makeups, regimes and prescribed pills and lotions from the doctors. 

It wasn't till I was 16, that I deliberated whether to try a stronger drug, Isotretinoin. Quite frankly, I was scared of what it could do to my body and what side effects might occur. I put it off and agreed not to try it, however in the beginning of this year I had reached breaking point. Going to the dermatologist to start Isotretinoin seemed like the only option left. I had waded through all the other alternatives, which for my skin, weren't working at all.

It has taken quite a while to get through the process of starting the treatment, but today I start my very first pill. I admit that I am nervous of the potential side effects of this tablet and I admit that it has the potential to make my skin worse before it gets better.

This post is more to illustrate that although life might appear to be blemish-free, we all have flaws somewhere. I know that some of you might think that my skin isn't even that bad and that's fine. I am doing this treatment for me; I no longer want to look in the mirror and see the scars on my face which remind me of feeling awkward, being in pain and trying so hard to cover up my skin with thick layers of makeup.

So girls (and guys), take a look at my skin now. It has its flaws, and although outer beauty does not define who we are, I do think it is important to find peace with who we want to be.

My skin on a good day - still red and uncomfortable

My skin on a bad day

I will be updating you all via my blog, should you wish to find out how the treatment is going. Likewise, as the treatment progresses, I will be willing to talk more openly about how I deal with taking Isotretinoin and answer any questions anyone may have.

Stay Sweet,

Alice xx  


  1. Oh Alice what a brave girl you are. Thank you so much for sharing this with us -your fans. DO keep us updated. In your pics you look so beautiful.JB

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  5. Replies
    1. Yes there are many side effects - I will be posting a relevant video on my whole journey taking Isotretinion so stay tuned. Stay Sweet, Alice xx


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